Types of family

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What is an extended family?
Similar to a nuclear family though made bigger through the addition of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. They all live in the same house or very close.
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What is a foster family?
Long or short term. Checked as suitable carers. Carers are paid. Maintain contact with original family.
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What is a single parent family?
Where children/child live with one parent at a time.
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What is a nuclear family?
Parents and children who live together in a home separate from the rest of the family.
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What is an adoptive family?
This provides a permanent home for a child whose parents are unable to do so. Come from a wide range of social backgrounds. Assume all rights of birth parents.
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What is a step family?
When a couple, at least one of whom has a child, marry or cohabit. This new relationship may result in more children who become step-siblings. 10% of children live in this type of home.
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What is a family?
A family is a small group people, related by kinship (blood or marriage) in which one or more children are cared for by one or more adults in some kind of home.
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What is a foster family?

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Long or short term. Checked as suitable carers. Carers are paid. Maintain contact with original family.

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What is a single parent family?

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What is a nuclear family?

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What is an adoptive family?

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